Thursday, August 11, 2022

Watercolor painting of a ship at New Mangalore by Manju Panchal

 Watercolor can leave me totally deflated and wondering why I 
chose it as a medium and then I am seduced again by a 
beautiful wash or the lacework of an intricate 
detail which is impossible to create in 
any other medium.” Joseph Zbukvik 

Last year I had the opportunity to visit my husband’s ship which 
had arrived at New Mangalore port for loading cargo in bulk. 
One morning when I got up and looked out 
of the porthole, I saw this “Bulk Carrier” 
parked at the jetty on the opposite side. 
It had probably arrived at night for loading. 
The atmosphere was a bit hazy I loved the scene,
 the mood and the composition. I had 
decided then that someday I shall paint 
the story of this ship. Painting is quite like 
story telling. I paint what is on my mind 
and leave the rest to the viewer to interpret 
it in his/her own way.

I have used a very limited palette of Colors

A Ship at berth , A watercolor painting on Arches Cold pressed paper

Ship at Berth
A water colour painting on Arches CP paper
Size 5” X 7”

A Bulk Carrier at Mangalore Port

Reference photo taken at 
New Mangalore port

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Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Step by step watercolor painting by Manju Panchal

 Limitless and immortal, the waters are the beginning and end of all things on earth.” Heinrich Zimmer

A watercolor painting of Senibel beach scene from Florida,
 inspired by a photograph from @tryatrip and I am 
grateful for the same. Most of the times,
 I try using my own reference photo, 
however there are times when I come 
across something beautiful which I cannot 
resist and therefore go ahead and paint it.

A watercolor painting of Senibel beach, Florida on Campap paper. By Indian artist and blogger Manju Panchal

Senibel beach, Florida
A watercolor painting on Campap paper
Size 4” X 5.5”

Step by step Watercolor painting of Senibel beach, Florida

Step 1. Painting the sky and the distant buildings 

Step by step Watercolor painting of Senibel beach, Florida

Step 2. Painting the ocean, sea waves and the foliage
on the left.

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